Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
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719-528-1391
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About the Education Event:
TheCollins Group Crafting Industry Education Event

All classes are specially planned for independent Crafting Retailers and your team--store managers, and in-house teachers. Events are planned so that you can return to your store with not only the best new products, but also with the latest paper crafting techniques to help GROW YOUR BUSINESS and SELL MORE PRODUCT. Our classes provide you with complete projects and instructions that you can take back to your store and teach to your customers - thus building enthusiasm and maximizing sales. 

This package includes a Product Lightning Round to learn about new releases, 2 full days of craft classes (Nine 90-minute sessions), a Sample Making Frenzy and boxed lunches on Friday and Saturday.

Product Lightning Round: Start the show off with a fast-paced overview of the latest and greatest product offerings from our attending vendors! You will not want to miss this fun and informative event (especially with all the exciting surprise giveaways) where new product will be unveiled and reviewed. 

Nine 90-minute classes over Friday and Saturday: These classes are specially designed and taught by leading craft industry vendors – so that you can take them back to your store and re-teach them several times. Note: In each of the nine sessions, there will be 2-3 classes to choose from. Each attendee will select one class from each session. 

Sample Making Frenzy: This amazing night is not to be missed! Our vendors will have tables in the ballroom each teaching a 3-5 minute make-and-take. This is a great evening of sample-making, light refreshments, friends and fun! 
Tentative Show Schedule

 Friday, July 26, 2019 

Product Lightning Round
8:00am - 9:00am

Class Session 1
9:15am - 10:45am

Class Session 2
11:00am - 12:30pm

Boxed Lunch
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Class Session 3
1:15pm - 2:45pm

Class Session 4
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Class Session 5
4:45pm - 6:15pm

Saturday, July 27, 2019  

Class Session 6
9:00am - 10:30am

Class Session 7
10:45am - 12:15pm

Boxed Lunch
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Class Session 8
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Class Session 9
2:45pm - 4:15pm

Sample Making Frenzy
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Register NOW for our Las Vegas Summer Education Event!

Here is how to register:

Part 1: TheCollinsGroup Crafting Industry Education Weekend (July 26-27, 2019)

Registration is now open for our Summer Show in Las Vegas. (See Additional Show Details Below.) 

Registration Form


Part 2: ASD Show (July 28-31, 2019)

Registration for the ASD Show is currently open. There is no charge for a buyer badge for this event, but you must be pre-registered. There is a $45 fee if you register on-site. Register today through the following link: ASD Attendee Registration.

Note that the ASD show also includes a free shuttle to the Las Vegas Gift Mart (Tues, July 30 only) for more great buying opportunities.

Hotel Room Block:
The ASD Room Block IS NOW AVAILABLE! You can book your hotel room for the full event today through the following link: ASD Hotel Block
Don’t forget your Class Kit!

Please make sure you have a “class kit” with you when attending classes. It is best if your kit is labeled with your store name and includes the items below. Some vendors have requested that you bring additional items, as specified in their class description. 


Your basic kit should include: Paper trimmer, stamping block (at least 4 inches x 6 inches) scissors, various adhesives (both wet & dry), sponge, glue dots, foam squares, tweezers, scoring tool, favorite inks (a few neutral colors) and applicator, paint brushes, baby wipes, writing pen and small notebook for taking any notes.
Join top industry vendors, including:

3L Corporation/Scrapbook Adhesives
Art Impressions
Buttons Galore
Chameleon
Diamond Dotz
Echo Park Paper
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Finders Keepers
Foundations
Graphic 45
Hero Arts
Kaisercraft


Lawn Fawn
LDRS Creative/Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
My Colors Cardstock
Petersen-Arne
Petticoat Parlor
PhotoPlay Paper
Reminisce
Simple Stories
Sizzix
Stampendous
Tonic Studios USA
WOW!

Class Schedule:

Class Registration is now available.  Each registrant will select one class per session.  For stores bringing multiple attendees, you may register only one person per class – unless you have more attendees than we have breakouts in any particular session. All attendees will be automatically registered for Product Lightning Round, Boxed Lunches and Sample Making Frenzy.

NOTE: Class descriptions reflect information available. Vendors are encouraged to introduce the very latest products available at show time, making changes to class projects as necessary.​

Friday, July 26, 2019 – There will be five 90-minute class sessions this day, including:

Session 1
1A: PhotoPlay
Class Title: Interactive Folio
Instructor: Joey Otlo
Class Description: PhotoPlay is best known for its patterned paper and coordinating embellishments. In this class, you'll not only create with beautiful paper designs but you'll be introduced to our new interactive Folio. Join us in creating this one-of-a-kind treasure, perfect for scrapbooking, paper crafting, gift giving and even invitations. Your creativity will explode with ideas!

1B: Finders Keepers Crafting, LLC
Class Title: Triple Threat: One Technique/ 3 Projects
Instructor: Sarah Innerst-Peterson and Rachel Stelzer
Class Description: In this fun and versatile class, we will show how to use multimedia techniques to make a card, create a scrapbook project and complete a planner layout. Let's get messy!

1C:LDRS Creative/Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Class Title: Fall & Christmas Card Making
Instructor: Angie Hunt
Class Description: Join Angie Hunt to create 4 fun filled Fall and Christmas cards featuring the newest collections from LDRS Creative. At least 1 card will be interactive.  These cards will all showcase the joy and whimsy that you expect to find from LDRS Creative.  You will receive full "recipe" cards with supply lists and instructions that you can use to teach these projects in classes in your store.  You will leave with 4 completed cards for display in your store alongside your LDRS Creative products.

Session 2
2A: Scrapbook Adhesives/3L
Class Title: Square Hinged Gift Box Set with Cards
Instructor: Beth Pingry & Margie Higuchi
Class Description: We’re making a hinged box and 3 cards to fit inside it, all with paper! We’ll create the box, which can be used as a gift box for any occasion, and the 3 cards filled with techniques using Adhesives and Foil as the centerpiece of the class. As usual you’ll take home the Adhesives we showcase in the class!

2B: Stampendous
Class Title: WindowRama Surprise Cards
Instructor: Fran Seiford & Deb Antonick
Class Description: Stampendous Founder Fran Seiford helps you create two WindowRama dioramas that stand for display or fold flat for mailing. With one Halloween and one Christmas themed card, you'll learn several techniques for using our WindowRama die set to make easy, no-measure, simple-assembly projects that your customers will love. We'll add some embossing, colored pencil techniques, and a little hand cutting to create these great, 3D projects. Class includes full-color instructions you can use to teach the class yourself. You'll take home our WindowRama Die Set, our brand new Christmas Farm Perfectly Clear Stamps Set, Beware Witch Cling Rubber Stamp Set, Cling Haunted Gates Stamp, a Jumbo Acrylic Handle, and a whole jar of our Aged Silver Embossing Enamel (a $65 retail value)!

2C: PhotoPlay
Class Title: Interactive Cards
Instructor: Joey Otlo
Class Description: Take your card-making skills to the next level with all the twists, turns, and pulls you can imagine. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is with Photoplay’s new Maker’s Series products. Create 3 unique interactive cards in class. We’ve done all the hard work so that you can have all the fun!


Session 3
3A: WOW! Embossing Powder
Class Title: Fabulous WOW! Cards
Instructor: Marion Emberson
Class Description: 3 Fabulous and different cards using our newest products including the amazing WOW! Refill and Freestyle Tool together with the fantastic Trios. Cards are the simplest way to demonstrate techniques back at your store. Full instructions will be included, and you get to take products away with you so you can start teaching immediately...

3B: Hero Arts
Class Title: Fall & Winter Card Making I
Instructor: Libby Hickson
Class Description: Join us as we introduce our new collection for the fall & winter holidays. You will make 3 cards and go home with ideas to teach. (These are different projects than our other class!)

3C: Simple Stories
Class Title: 6X8 Country Christmas Album with Simple Stories
Class Description: Rekindle memories from Christmas' past or capture traditions of Christmas present by creating a beautiful keepsake album with the new Simple Stories Country Christmas collection.

Session 4

4A: Simple Stories
Class Title: Holly Jolly Card Set with Simple Stories
Class Description: Capture the magic of Christmas and be ready to warm the hearts of your friends and family this cold, winter season by creating a set of holiday greeting cards with the new Simple Stories Holly Jolly collection.​

4B: WOW! Embossing Powder
Class Title: Canvas Art - the WOW! Way
Instructor: Marion Emberson
Class Description: You won't be disappointed taking this class where Marion will show you how to create a gorgeous canvas using various mediums and embellishments enhanced with WOW! products. Full instructions will be included, and you get to take products away with you so you can start teaching immediately...
 ....and there will be English Chocolate (if Marion hasn't eaten it all!)

4C: Kaisercraft
Class Title: Kaisercraft Christmas Cards
Instructor: Deanna Hutchison
Class Description: It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year—and your Christmas cards should reflect that! Join Deanna for a Christmas card class that is sure to make your holiday cards SHINE! We will be using a gorgeous new release from KaiserCraft with loads of foil, lots of glitter and more layers that you can handle— perfect to celebrate the season! We will go thru step-by-step three beautiful cards PLUS you’ll have a bonus card to make at home. Plus lots of leftovers to make even more. Make sure your cards stand out and SHINE this year!

Session 5
5A: Sizzix
Class Description: Pending

5B: Scrapbook Adhesives/3L
Class Title: Fun Foil and Folding Card Techniques
Instructor: Beth Pingry & Margie Higuchi
Class Description: We’ll create 3-4 cards with dimension and show stopping techniques. We’ll explore ways to use foil without a machine and make uniquely shaped cards that WOW! Learn new ways to sell adhesives with this fun and informative class. As usual you’ll take home the Adhesives we showcase in the class!

5C: Stampendous
Class Title: Mixed Media Winter Cardinal WindowRama
Instructor: Fran Seiford & Deb Antonick
Class Description: Join decorative artist Deb Antonick as you learn goof-proof painting techniques to create a 3D diorama with our new WindowRama Chipboard. Use embossing, beginning painting skills, and stamping to create a winter cardinal scene and coordinating snowflake ornament. Class includes full-color instructions you can use to teach the class yourself. You'll take home the beautiful Cardinal Christmas and Intricate Snow Cling Rubber Stamp Sets, plus a whole jar of our Aged Silver Embossing Enamel (a $56 retail value).
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – There will be four 90-minute class sessions this day, including:

Session 6
6A: Lawn Fawn
Class Title: Holiday & Fall Cards with Lawn Fawn
Instructor: Kelly Alvarez and Jenn Shurkus
Class Description: Join Jenn & Kelly to create 4 unique greetings for Fall and Holiday. We will be showcasing the latest product from Lawn Fawn. These cards will highlight the whimsical, fun style of Lawn Fawn and are sure to sell your product in your store. We will teach at least ONE interactive card in this class. You will get a supply sheet & instructions so you will be able to reteach these cards as a class or display them with your Lawn Fawn products. *Please note that these cards will be different than our other class and have never been taught before*

6B: Art Impressions
Class Title: Art Impression Beginning Watercolor 2019
Instructor: Bonnie Krebs & Kate Swanson
Class Description: Art Impressions Beginning Watercolor 2019 - Join Art Impressions (Ai) original artist Bonnie Krebs to create beautiful watercolor paintings using rubber stamps, markers and a brush! Leave the class with two gorgeous card samples and a free 2019 Summer Watercolor Mini Project Series Set (valued at $12). Plus, you can rent the supply boxes from this class to teach in your store through our Rent-A-Class program! View YouTube video before attending: youtu.be/4mQPcCGM1gc


6C:LDRS Creative/Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Class Title: Popped Up Floral & Fall Cards
Instructor: Angie Hunt
Class Description: Join Angie Hunt to create 3 gorgeous Popped Up Floral & Fall cards featuring the newest collections from LDRS Creative. You will learn to create beautiful dimensional focal points on your cards using our newest stamps and dimensional die sets. With just a single die cut, your cards will come to life! You will receive full "recipe" cards with supply lists and instructions that you can use to teach these projects in classes in your store. You will leave with 3 completed cards for display in your store alongside your LDRS Creative products.

Session 7
7A: Art Impressions
Class Title: Art Impression Intermediate Watercolor 2019 
Instructor: Bonnie Krebs & Kate Swanson
Class Description: Art Impressions Intermediate Watercolor 2019 - Join Art Impressions (Ai) original artist Bonnie Krebs to create beautiful watercolor paintings using rubber stamps, markers and a brush! Leave the class with two gorgeous card samples and a free 2019 Summer Watercolor Mini Project Series Set (valued at $12). Plus, you can rent the supply boxes from this class to teach in your store through our Rent-A-Class program! View YouTube video before attending: youtu.be/4mQPcCGM1gc

7B: Stampendous
Class Title: WindowRama Spinner Cards
Instructor: Fran Seiford & Deb Antonick
Class Description: Join Stampendous Founder Fran Seiford to make two dynamic cards for Christmas and Halloween classes or store display. Cards fold flat for mailing then pop open to reveal a spinning element. Halloween pumpkins and Christmas poinsettias give you a variety of themes. Learn ways to use our 6" X 6" background stamps, our new Mirror Stamping Plate, and our WindowRama die set to make these interactive projects. You'll use stamping, hand cutting, and colored pencil techniques in this class. Class includes full-color instructions you can use to teach the class yourself. You'll take home two beautiful 6" X 6" Cling Stamp Backgrounds and a Square Acrylic Handle, our new Mirror Stamping Plate, our new Pumpkin People Perfectly Clear Stamps Set, and our Cling Pumpkin Scream stamp (an $84.50 retail value)!!

7C: Finders Keepers Crafting, LLC
Class Title: Sisterhood of the Traveling Notebook
Instructor: Sarah Innerst-Peterson and Rachel Stelzer
Class Description: We will be creating an adorable Traveler’s Notebook Set, with our very own Jots & Dots notebook, including cover, dashboard and inserts. This notebook is perfect for art journaling, personal reflection, list making or a darling organizational tool for corralling life's insanity.

Session 8
8A: Graphic 45
Class Title: Joy to the World ATC Mini Album
Instructor: Aimee Filimoehala
Class Description: Please join G45 to create a festive holiday ATC Mini Album using our lates paper collections, Joy to the World. This album would make a wonderful gift for someone special or keep it for yourself and enjoy years of memories while flipping through the beautiful pages that you will create.

8B: Hero Arts
Class Title: Fall & Winter Card Making II
Instructor: Libby Hickson
Class Description: Join us as we introduce our new collection for the fall & winter holidays. You will make 3 cards and go home with ideas to teach. (These are different projects than our other class!)


Session 9: 
9A: Elizabeth Craft Designs
Class Title: Early Christmas with Joset
Instructor: Joset van de Burgt
Class Description: Sleigh bells are ringing, and the eggnog has been poured –– it’s Christmas in July with Elizabeth Craft Designs! Join us for a Christmas-themed class, where you’ll get to craft with our newest winter collection. There will be hands-on instruction, and plenty of samples to give you inspiration. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to help us spread the holiday spirit! Eggnog not provided.

9B: Lawn Fawn
Class Title: Interactive Holiday & Fall Cards with Lawn Fawn
Instructor: Kelly Alvarez and Jenn Shurkus
Class Description: Join Jenn and Kelly to create four interactive cards that will wow your customers all year long! These cards will be showcasing our fall release from Lawn Fawn including stamps, dies, ink and paper. The cards will highlight the whimsical, fun style of Lawn Fawn, and we'll share some card-making tips and tricks along the way. A supply sheet and instructions for the class will be provided so you will be able to recreate or reteach these fun projects! "Please note these cards will be different than our other class and have never been taught before*
Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
jenni.thecollinsgroup@gmail.com
719-528-1391